Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, March 5, 2014, 233 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.59 to $85,937,500.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Valmont Industries (VMI) - FREE Research Report Desigio Brian J who is VP Corporate Development at Valmont Industries sold 850 shares at $147.34 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Corporate Development owned 4,481 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.94% with the 850-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $150.04, up $2.70, or 1.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valmont Industries go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 400
12-Week # shares sold: 400
24-Week # shares sold: 8,550
The average volume for Valmont Industries has been 285,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Valmont Industries has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 1.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Valmont Industries, Inc. produces and sells fabricated metal products in the United States, Australia, China, France, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Engineered Infrastructure Products, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, and Irrigation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Valmont Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on VMI - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valmont Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Valmont Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.